I’ve recently come back from a trip to Palestine where I was walking on a new hiking trail, Abraham’s Path, and where I stayed with a Palestinian family in the village of Kufr Malek. I was very struck by how the village women were striving to get themselves educated and into the workplace, often earning more than the men. Tourism projects, such as Abraham’s Path, were playing an important part in this.
I spoke about this rise of women in Palestinian society on the BBC World Service programme ‘From Our Own Correspondent‘ (04.40 min into the podcast) on Thursday 26 May. If you’d like to read it, the full text of my piece will shortly be available under this photo of the Bedouin sheikh (in whose tent I also stayed in Palestine).